Internet Marketing Online Course – How to Find a Niche Market

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You would have realized there are several ways of earning money on the Internet. There are many Internet marketing online courses that teach you how to do it. It ranges from making profit from eBay, Google AdSense, Pay Per Click online advertising, email marketing, to running blogs, drop shipping, social media etc.

One that has been for a while and is getting more and more interests is affiliate marketing. Although there are many courses around, there are only a few decent quality Internet marketing online course programs today that offer a real value.

There are several aspects of Internet marketing you need to learn to become an expert in affiliate marketing. Getting yourself familiar with four basic pillars of Internet marketing is a must. Most Internet marketing online courses will focus on these basic steps in one way or another. If you implement these steps in your affiliate marketing endeavour, you are guaranteed to succeed.

The four basic pillars of affiliate marketing are:

  1. Research a NICHE market – The most important!
  2. Find the product/service
  3. Get quality traffic
  4. Conversion: translates traffic into sales

This article is going to focus on the first and most important step: Find a niche market. This step is so important there are tens of thousands of Internet marketing online courses and products dedicated solely on this.

Two most common questions asked and discussed in Internet marketing online course are “What is a niche market?” and “How do I find a niche market?”

A niche market is a smaller, specialized & profitable market, which is a subset of a larger mainstream market, on which the need of a specific product/service is particularly strong.

Let’s take a look at this example:

Sports

Cycling

Cycling Apparel

Cycling Short

Pearl Izumi Cycling Short

Pearl Izumi Attack Cycling Short

‘Sports’ is not a niche market because the category at this level is too broad. If you are to target this you will get lots of traffic, but it is not quality traffic and will not convert as well. It is also very difficult to get your product listed on the first few pages of Google (or other search engines) as they are millions of web pages targeting the keyword ‘Sports’, hence the high amount of competitors.

If we dig down to a narrower category like ‘Cycling’, the amount of web sites competing for that keyword is much less, even though the quantity is still in millions. Having narrowed the search down to ‘Cycling Apparel’, then to ‘Cycling Short’, and if we know of a particular brand, to ‘Pearl Izumi’, we end up with a much more targeted niche. When you are targeting at this level, you draw in quality traffic. From our example, the niche is ‘Pearl Izumi Attack Cycling Short’.

Once you’ve found a niche, you need to find out the number of competitors and its market demand. One way is to use free tools from Google. While we are on the subject, when you are searching for a …

Lithium-Ion Batteries – Ebike Technology

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The secret to the energy-efficiency and convenience of the electric bicycle is the rechargeable battery that powers the electric motor, which eases pedaling and accounts for the bicycle’s maximum speed and range.

The state-of-the-art in electric bicycle battery technology is the lithium ion battery. The use of these batteries in electric bicycles is a new use of an established technology. Lithium ion batteries have powered consumer electronic devices for years. In electric bikes, these batteries are lightweight and easy to recharge.

Early work on lithium battery technology began as early as 1912, but it was the 1970s before the first lithium batteries were available for purchase. Those early batteries could not be recharged. By the 1980s, work had begun on developing rechargeable lithium batteries. Consumer electronics giant Sony pioneered the first commercially available rechargeable lithium ion (or Li-ion) battery. Today, this battery technology has become widely available, with electric bicycles being the newest application.

The rechargeable lithium ion batteries in electric bicycles enables these vehicles to travel at speeds of up to 20 mph for a range as high as 40 miles. The batteries themselves are low-maintenance and can be recharged for only pennies a day. This makes an electric bicycle with a lithium ion battery a real bargain in a time of rising gasoline prices.

Many people like electric bicycles because they help facilitate a “greener” lifestyle by traveling on electricity instead of fossil fuels. The environmentally friendly nature of electric bicycles extends to the battery, as well. Lithium ion batteries cause less pollution and environmental damage when disposed of than their lead- or cadmium-based counterparts. The U.S. government classifies these batteries as non-hazardous and therefore, safe to dispose of in standard solid waste facilities. For recycling purposes, however, a used lithium ion battery pack still contains usable materials. This means that recycling your used battery instead of disposing it makes them even safer for the environment!

Overall, this form of battery has a life of about 15,000 miles before requiring replacement. This means it can take about 500 charges over its lifetime. Although the more expensive than other types of batteries used in electric bicycles, it is far less expensive in the long term than frequent trips to the fuel pump to fill the car’s gas tank.

Lithium ion batteries can be recharged using a standard electric outlet. Because these batteries weigh less than those made from other materials, they are far more portable. This also means that they don’t greatly add weight to the bicycle. On average, most li-ion batteries are 70 percent lighter and about 50 percent smaller than cheaper, bulkier batteries used in some electric bicycles.…